Taungya feels that its activities and programmes must stand on three main pillars to ensure sustainable and people-oriented development that is respectful of the concerned people’s culture and rights. These are:

  • Indigenous culture,
  • Environment, and
  • Socio-economic rights.

Previous & Current Projects

 

  Project Status of Taungya
Running Projects:
Sl. Project Name Working areas Major Intervention areas Allocated Amount Project Tenure Donor
1. Develop Role Model of Hill Water Resource and Natural Forests Conservation of Ethnic Communities through Youth Engagement Project Rangamati Sadar and Barkal Sadar We designed to facilitate the target communities to develop 3 Water Resource Management Plans and 3 Eco-resort Development Plans at 3 sites just after the completion of “Resource Mapping with GPS Tracking” and the “study on best indigenous practices & ill Practices on Hill Water Resources and Natural Forests Conservation”. So, the respective communities at selected sites will develop the plans to utilize their resources for the future considering the sustainability. 50,67,517 01 Sept 2019

to

28 Feb 2021

Tebtebba Foundation, Philippines & IFAD
2. Our Lives, Our Health, Our Futures Baghaichari, Barkal and Bilaichari Simavi and BNPS will provide organisational, technical and financial support to local CSOs to strengthen their capacity to address the needs and rights of young women and adolescent girls, specifically in relation to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV). The expected impact of the action is to enable and support young women and adolescent girls from ethnic groups in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh to transition into adult womanhood with dignity, and bodily and sexual autonomy, without violence, coercion and/or discrimination. 25,870,280 01 Sep’ 2019

to

31 Dec’ 2023

Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS) & Simavi
Implemented Projects:
Sl. Project Name Working areas Major Intervention areas Allocated Amount Project Tenure Donor
1. Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project (CHTRDP-II) Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari Hill District. 1. Improve rural infrastructure and sustainable natural resources management and monitoring;

2. Increase rural incomes, including those of remote rural women and disadvantaged groups, through increased economic opportunities and activities;

3. Support institutional strengthening of MoCHTA, CHTRC and HDCs to plan, implement and monitor sustainable rural development in the three districts of CHT, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban.

       3,38,74,021  

July 2013

to

June 2019

ADB & Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
2. Support for Infrastructure Reconstruction and Promote Sanitation Practice in the Remote Community Schools of Rangamati Hill District” Barkal and Bilaichari Infrastructure Reconstruction and Promote Sanitation 1240000 1 January 2018 to

31 December 2018

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dhaka
3. Livelihood security and watershed management Bilaichari (Dhupshil and Lata Pahar Area) i) To reduce unsustainable forest dependency of the communities living in the selected Reserve Forest area;
ii) To improve socio-economic conditions of the communities;
iii) To protect watersheds and biodiversity of the forest.
       26,58,808 01 Sept 2016

to

29 Aug 2017

CHTDF-UNDP
4. Consolidating Community Rights over Natural Resources for Conservation of Environment and Sustainable Development (CCRNR) Langadu, Barkal, Bilaichari & Rajasthali Upazila of Rangamati Hill District Collective access to VCF and management of natural resources by the community. Sensitized duty bearers at various levels about IP rights 20,823,343 01 March 2003 to

28 Feb 2005

DANIDA
01 Jan 2008 to 31 Jan 2011
5. Promoting a Network of Village Common Forests (VCFs) and Building Capacity of the Network Members in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Rangamati Hill District Well-functioning VCF network established for conserving and managing Village Common Forest across Chittagong Hill Tracts.        26,58,808 01 August 2016 to

29 August 2017

CHTDF-UNDP
6. Social Protection Governance Initiative for the Excluded People in CHT (SPGIEP) Barkal Upazila of Rangamati Hill District Ensuring effective implementation of the social safety net programs for Strengthening Government Social Protection Services for the excluded hard to reach people living in the CHT areas.        11,874,436 01 July 2014 to 30June 2017 MJF
7. Promotion of indigenous culture through food and folklore festival in CHT Rangamati Sadar Enhance harmony and unity among the peoples in the CHT              400,000 01 Nov 2014

to

28 Feb 2015

CHTDF-UNDP
8. Gender and Equity Rangamati Sadar Development of gender sensitivity. 400,000 01 Nov 2014 to 28 Feb 2015 CHTDF-UNDP
9. Participatory market system development approach. (PMSD) Sapsori Union, Rangamati Sadar  Reduce rural poverty and enhance food and nutrition security of rural marginalized producers in the project areas through application of participatory market system development approach.              632,100 01Oct 2012

to

Sep 2014

Practical Action
10. Food for Education and Emergency School Feeding (FFE & ESF) Rangamati Sadar, Rajasthali, Barkal, Bilaichari, Baghaichari of Rangamati Hill District. Alleviate micro- nutrient deficiencies of pre-primary age children. Improve enrollment and attendance in pre-primary centers. 2,718,874 29 April 2009

to

30 June 2011

WFP
11. Life Skill Education Component Rangamati Sadar Upazila of Rangamati Hill District. Generate awareness about the AIDS among the young people.              508,610 02April 2008

to

31 Dec 2011

YPSA
12. Development Resource Centre (DRC) Phase-01, 02 & 03 Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari Hill District. Based on the indigenous information, technology, knowledge, experience, methodology, practices and adaptive capability and in conformity with the defined geographical and cultural atmosphere of CHT, to develop a complementary process conducive to the people-oriented and sustainable development directing to promoting the livelihood of the indigenous peoples. 11,509,117 01 Jan 2013

to

31 Dec 2015
(3rd Phase)

ICCO
9,416,550 1st July 2009

to

01 June 2012

(2nd Phase)

1,671,500 1st July 2006

to

01 June 2007

(1st Phase)

13. Primary Education in Remote Areas of Rangamati Hill Tracts (PERARHT) Barkal,  Bilaichari, Kawkhali & Rahasthali Upazila of Rangamati Hill District. Basic and quality primary education        38,559,019 01 July 2013 to 31 March 2017
( Phase-03)
MJF
    19,680,211 01 Aug 2009 to 31 March 2013

(Phase-02)

     9,939,300 01 July 2006   to  01 June 2009
( Phase-01)
14. Community Empowerment and Economic Development Activity (CE&EDA) Rajasthali & Bilaichari Upazila of Rangamati Hill District Generate awareness, confidence, self reliance among the communities. Mobilize communities for regular savings. Facilitate small project development and implementation etc.   72,845,157 01 May 2004

to

30th Sept 2013

CHTDF-UNDP
15. Adaptation of coping Strategies & culture by tribal communities due to Climate Changes in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (ACCTCC) Rangamati Sadar Upazila of Rangamati Hill District Find out a viable alternative livelihoods using and managing the available natural resources and indigenous peoples knowledge system in terms of global climatic changes and subsequent impacts on indigenous livelihood and bio-diversity.              880,880 01 April 2009

to

30 Sep 2009

UNDP-RIPP Regional Center in Bangkok
16. Rural Road Maintenance Programme (RMP) Langadu, Kawkhali, Barkal, Naiarchar, Bilaichari Upazila of Rangamati Hill District Improve the household food security, nutrition and socio-economic condition of the ultra poor women. 1,275,000 10 Dec 2002

to

31 Aug 2005

World Food Programme
17. Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) Langadu, Kawkhali, Barkal, Naiarchar, Bilaichari Upazila of Rangamati Hill District Preservation of the environment, indigenous culture and knowledge system. The achievement of the socio-economic advancement by all, and by disadvantaged communities.              776,250 01Jan 2003

to

31 Dec 2004

World Food Programme
18. CHT Children’s Opportunities for Learning Enhanced (CHOLEN) Barkal, Bilaichari Upazila of Rangamati Hill District. Increase the access and educational achievement of poor children in school with a special focus on girls and indigenous children. 2,254,015 15 Aug 2002

to

31 Dec 2004

CARE-Bangladesh
19. Women Income Generation Through Pig and Goat Rearing (FAO) Barkal Upazila of Rangamati Hill District Improve the household food security, nutrition and socio-economic condition of the ultra poor women through IGA. 1,009,745 01 Feb 2001

to

31July 2002

FAO
20. Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Resource Centre Project (CHTDRC) Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari Hill District Protect and preserve of indigenous culture and knowledge system. Achieve educational and socio-economic progress for indigenous and other people and communities in the CHT. 1,227,518 01 July 2000

to

30 to Jun 2001

DANIDA